ARIA Awards 2015

Date
November 26, 2015
Host
Courtney Barnett
ARIA Awards 2015
Location
Sydney
Edition
29th
Time Network
Network Ten

2015 ARIA Awards Nominations & Winners

Album of the Year

  • Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records/Remote Control)
  • Flight Facilities - Down to Earth (Future Classic)
  • Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks)
  • Tame Impala - Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
  • Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

Best Male Artist

  • #1 Dads - Nominal
  • Daniel Johns - Talk
  • Guy Sebastian - "Tonight Again"
  • Jarryd James - "Do You Remember"
  • Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away

Breakthrough Artist

  • Conrad Sewell - "Start Again" (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
  • Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
  • Gang of Youths - The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Jarryd James - "Do You Remember" (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
  • Meg Mac - "Never Be" (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)

Best Adult Contemporary Album

  • John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John - Two Strong Hearts Live (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Megan Washington - There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
  • Oh Mercy - When We Talk About Love (EMI)
  • Paul Kelly - The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia)
  • Szymon - Tigersapp (EMI / Eloper Music)

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

  • Born Lion - Final Words (FOUR|FOUR / Universal Music Australia)
  • In Hearts Wake - Skydancer (UNFD)
  • King Parrot - Dead Set (EVP Recordings / Rocket Distribution)
  • Northlane - Node (UNFD)
  • Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War (UNFD)

Best Urban Album

  • Citizen Kay - Demokracy (Asphalt Records / MGM)
  • Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon (Flying Buddha / Sony Music Masterworks)
  • Seth Sentry - Strange New Past (High Score Records / Inertia)
  • The Meeting Tree - "R U a Cop" (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Tuka - Life Death Time Eternal (EMI)

Best Pop Release

  • Conrad Sewell - "Start Again" (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
  • Jarryd James - "Do You Remember" (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
  • Sia - "Elastic Heart" (Inertia Recordings)
  • Tame Impala - "Let It Happen" (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
  • Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

Best Children's Album

  • Giggle and Hoot - Hootastic Tunes (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
  • Play School - Favourite Things - Songs and Nursery Rhymes from Play School(ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
  • Rhys Muldoon - Perfect Is the Enemy of Good (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
  • Sam Moran - Play Along with Sam: BOO! (6 Degrees Records / MGM)
  • The Wiggles - Rock & Roll Preschool (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

Song of the Year

  • Conrad Sewell - "Start Again" (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
  • Grace - "You Don't Own Me" feat. G-Eazy (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Iggy Azalea - "Trouble" feat. Jennifer Hudson (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
  • Jarryd James - "Do You Remember" (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
  • Marlisa - "Stand by You" (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Nathaniel - "Live Louder" (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Peking Duk - "Take Me Over" feat. SAFIA (Vicious Bitch/Universal Music Australia)
  • Sia - "Elastic Heart" (Inertia Recordings)
  • The Veronicas - "You Ruin Me" (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Vance Joy - "Georgia" (Liberation Music)

Best Australian Live Act

  • 5 Seconds of Summer - Rock out with Your Socks out Tour
  • Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour
  • Gang of Youths - Gang of Youths National Tour
  • Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light Tour
  • Hilltop Hoods - Cosby Sweater Australian Tour
  • Nick Cave - Nick Cave Australian Tour
  • Paul Kelly - The Merri Soul Sessions Tour
  • Sheppard - The Bombs Away Tour
  • The Preatures - The Cruel Tour
  • Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away Tour

Best Group

  • 5 Seconds of Summer - LiveSOS (EMI)
  • AC/DC - Rock or Bust (Alberts / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
  • Tame Impala - Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
  • The Preatures - Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Best Female Artist

  • Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit(Milk! Records / Remote Control)
  • Jessica Mauboy - "Can I Get a Moment?" (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Meg Mac - MEGMAC EP (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)
  • Megan Washington - There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
  • Sia - "Elastic Heart" (Inertia Recordings)

Best Independent Release

  • Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  • Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light
  • Jarryd James - Do You Remember
  • Paul Kelly - The Merri Soul Sessions
  • Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away

Best Blues & Roots Album

  • C.W. Stoneking - Gon’ Boogaloo (King Hokum Records / Caroline Australia)
  • Marlon Williams - Marlon Williams (Caroline Australia)
  • The Black Sorrows - Endless Sleep (Head Records)
  • The Waifs - Beautiful You (Jarrah Records / MGM)
  • Tim Rogers & The Bamboos - The Rules of Attraction (Warner Music Australia)

Best Rock Album

  • Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  • Dead Letter Circus - Aesthesis
  • Gang of Youths - The Positions
  • Tame Impala - Currents
  • The Preatures - Blue Planet Eyes

Best Country Album

  • Catherine Britt - Boneshaker (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia)
  • Lee Kernaghan - Spirit of the Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
  • Mustered Courage - White Lies and Melodies (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia)
  • Shane Nicholson - Hell Breaks Loose (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia)
  • Troy Cassar-Daley - Freedom Ride (Liberation Music)

Best Dance Release

  • Alison Wonderland - Run (EMI)
  • Flight Facilities - Down to Earth (Future Classic)
  • Hayden James - "Something About You" (Future Classic)
  • Peking Duk feat. SAFIA - "Take Me Over" (Vicious Bitch / Universal Music Australia)
  • RÜFÜS - "You Were Right" (Sweat It Out / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Best Comedy Release

  • Bondi Hipsters - "Fuhck the Bahnks" (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
  • Buddy Goode - Songs to Ruin Every Occasion (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
  • Matt Okine - Live at the Enmore Theatre (Century Entertainment)
  • Ronny Chieng - Chieng Reaction (Century Entertainment)
  • Sammy J & Randy - Live (Head Records)

Best Video

  • Prad Senanayake for Alison Wonderland - "U Don't Know" feat. Wayne Coyne
  • Charlie Ford for Courtney Barnett - "Pedestrian at Best"
  • Lorin Askill for Daniel Johns - "Aerial Love"
  • Anthony Rose for Delta Goodrem - "Wings"
  • Clemens Habicht for Flume - "Some Minds" feat. Andrew Wyatt
  • Kess Broekman-Dattner for Hermitude - "Through the Roof" feat. Young Tapz
  • Duncan Toombs for Lee Kernaghan - "Spirit of the Anzacs"
  • Filmery for Shane Nicholson - "Secondhand Man"
  • Luci Schroder for Vance Joy - "Georgia"
  • Matt Sharp & Daniel James for the Veronicas - "You Ruin Me"

Best International Artist

  • Calvin Harris - Motion (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Ed Sheeran - X (Atlantic UK / Warner Music)
  • Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Hozier - Hozier (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • James Bay - Chaos and the Calm (Universal / Universal Music Australia)
  • Mark Ronson - Uptown Special (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Meghan Trainor - Title (Epic Records / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • One Direction - Four (Syco / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
  • Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour (Capitol / EMI)
  • Taylor Swift - 1989 (Big Machine Records / Universal Music Australia)